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have to pay fine. hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am julie haener. >> pg&e may be forced to pay $15 million over a pipeline that was shut down by a judge. pg&e said it is now safe and today the head of the company testified in front of the public utilities commission. ktvu's tom vacar joins us now live. >> reporter: it was a bit of theater because the utility and its regulator are accused of being too cozy with each other. >> reporter: was this stretch in danger of being the next san bruno? a judge ordered the pipeline shut down. though it goes back into operation today at a reduced pressure the california public utilities commission is weathering whether to fine pg&e $15 million for with holding information about the condition of the pipe. >> this is a story of a cover up by pg&e. that is what they did.
they covered up the truth. >> reporter: what was curved up is information pg&e knew to be wrong. >> our mantra is find it and fix it. that is what we did with the line. >> reporter: pg&e apologized for being late but they said safety was not compromised. >> these records are important to validating the pressure of the pipelines. >> reporter: pg&e and the c.p.u.c. find themselves faced with a lot of public skepticism. >> a public that doesn't believe you and doesn't believe us. >> only on independent monitor
monitor -- >> the c.p.u.c. decision is expected on the 19. tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. developing news now. snow in idaho is complicating the search for a missing plane. the plane disappeared yesterday with five people on board and the focus is on a mountain ridge. there is an air strip near the town and the pilot asked for its coordinate after reporting engine trouble. ktvu channel 2 news confirmed the plane is placed in san jose. it took off from oregon and headed to montana.
researchers are hoping for clearer weather tomorrow to resume the search. a new planned parenthood clinic is drawing protest. it is located in north fair occasion. demonstrators say they have gathered 1600 signatures on a petition against its opening. some say they are worried they will decrease property values. planned parenthood hopes to work with those who are against the health center. it is set to open tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. police are investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian during the busy morning commute near highway 92 at 6:15 p.m. this afternoon. two cars hit a man. one driver stayed at the scene. the second driver left and called authority toes from a parking lot. >> there was a period of time
that elapsed. we are trying to determine how much effort was made by that individual in attempting to contact police. >> police say he was not in a crosswalk at the time of the crash and they are investigating whether he come from a homeless encampment. good samaritan came to a rescue after a car struck a child. sheriff's deputies say the toddler was on a walk with family when she darted into the path of the oncoming car. the driver stopped but the girl was pinned. several by standers lefted the car to free the -- lifted the car to free the children. she is in stable condition tonight. one man is dead and another in custody. ktvu's allie rasmus is in san francisco tonight with what police are learning about the
suspect and the victim. >> reporter: this afternoon police announced they arrested a 21-year-old for attempted robbery and murder. the father of the victim can't believe his son was shot and killed over a video game system. >> reporter: he walked out of his home to tell us about his son. he was shot and killed yesterday afternoon trying to sell his play station four video game consul. >> i love him to death. >> reporter: he posted an ad to sell a play station four on instagram. a buyer responded and they agreed to meet. before they got out of the car someone walked up, stole the play station and shot him. he died at san francisco general hospital. his father said this wasn't the first time he bought and
restole electronics online -- resold electronics online. >> he does that all the time. >> reporter: you can't buy things on instagram but it is an unofficial online market place. buyers give the seller their e- mail and complete the sale offline or in person. instagram has 150 million users. they have been criticized by law enforcement for providing a new way to buy and sell but instagram said it took steps to stop that problem. they started blocking hashtags for drug trafficking. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. also in san francisco police are looking for three
suspects in a takeover style robbery at a mattress store around noon on market street. police say the suspects walked in wearing hoodies. one had a gun and ordered everyone to lay down on the floor. they took personal items and took off. no one was hurt. there are no reports of arrests. happening now, a candlelight vigil is underway in san jose for a three-year- old boy who was hit and killed by a car last week. ktvu's dep ruv is at the -- debora villalon is at the vigil. >> reporter: it happened here at the crosswalk and it is a tragedy that galvanized the community. raising awareness that 24 pedestrians have been killed this year can in san jose. the same day he died, a 14-year- old girl was hit and killed in
front of her high school. they are calling for traffic improvements and better police enforcement and they urge drivers to slow down and pay attention. >> 24 in san jose this year. which is way too many. it is a big hike and it is mostly from too much traffic, going too fast. it is not pedestrians running out in the street, it is like this when a pedestrian on a green light with a walk signal. >> reporter: monday a woman was hit and killed by a driver who didn't see her in the dark. 24 is the highest in a decade. we will have more about the changes that critics are calling for as the vigil gets underway. a full report tonight at 10:00
p.m. debora villalon, ktvu channel 2 news. shelters are owning as the -- opening as the bay area is preparing for a freeze snap. 275 beds will be available. the group is reserving some beds for veterans and people willing to enter its programs. there are more than 7500 homeless people in santa clara county. temperatures will drop all over the bay area and our chief meteorologist bill martin has a look at how cold it will get. >> temperatures are changing quickly. today upper 60s. tonight in the mountains, we have a winter weather advisory. snow levels down to 3,000 feet. for the bay area, all that cold air settling in. tomorrow night a freeze watch
in effect. turn into a freeze warning and wednesday night into thursday morning for the rest of the bay area talking about a freeze warning. cold around here. when i come back we will talk about this cold weather system. they are unusual in the way they don't bring a lot of rain, the coldest day of the week and the timing of a warm up headed your way. farmers are bracing for the colds weather. a freeze watch has been issued starting wednesday and through saturday. siterous growers are monitoring the weather to determine whether they should begin defensive procedures. millions of shoppers went online on this cyber monday. sales are expected to be a huge hit this year. cyber monday sales could reach $2 billion this year, compared
to 1.5 last year. check for the ssl padlock icon and using a credit card rather than a debt card to protect against thieves. today is the busiest day of the year for fedex and could be the busiest day in the company's history. they expect to have moved 22 million shipments. december 9 and 16 will also be busy days. they expect to move 20 million shipments on those days. in 30 minutes the contra costa county school district is scheduled to hold a meeting to address concerns about bullying, it was prompted by fight at hercules high school between three girls and a transgender student. the transgender student told officials about being bullied before the fight. the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. i told you about the drop
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so they change color temperatures throughout the day. cooler in the morning, warmer in the evening. >> that area will feature pop up stores with local retailers. boarding area e will reopen january 28 of next year and will house 10 gates for united. they are meant to guide fisherman to safe waters but three buoys are broken. ktvu's rob roth found out why it is taking so long to fix them and why there is growing concern for those on the water. >> reporter: he is fishing out of half moon bay but there are life and death worries. >> pretty dangerous as it is and not having that information compounds it. >> the information is supposed to come from this buoy 12 miles off shore. it stoped working last may and
it is one of three that are out of service. you can learn the speed and strength of the winds. he has been caught off guard because he was unaware high winds were coming. >> we took a pounding. >> reporter: they aren't just troublesome for boaters and fisherman, they could effect the surf competition at mavericks. he says the buoys help signal what's kind of waves are coming. >> is it too big? will it be big enough. >> reporter: broken buoys are nots uncommon buts leaving them that way -- but leaving them
that way is. the harbor master said officials said they plan to replace them but couldn't say when. >> we are waiting for approval to go forward. and they have no approval process as far as we can tell. >> reporter: till they are replaced they will rely on weather forecast and their instincts and hope everyone comes back safely. rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. a former head of caltrans submitted a measure for the ballot that would double the state's vehicle license fee. the increased tax which would boost the car tax by $100 a year would be used for road repairs and improve public transit. it could save drivers on repairs to flat tires caused by pot holes however it may be a hard sell for voters given
california's is among the highest in the country. president obama's approval rating in california continues to slip. 51% approve of the job president obama is doing. 43% disapprove. that number is up 8 points since july. california's view of the direction the u.s. is heading is down. 33% said it is heading in the right direction. 55% say we are off track. california needs nurses but the state needs a way to train them. officials with cal state say qualified students are being turned away. they don't have the funding to hire instructors. some 62al are turning away 80%
of -- schools are turning away 80% of students. fog around the bay and at times dense. look at the temperatures from today. 69 in antioch. that was the high. 67 santa rosa. 64 in oakland. temperatures tomorrow and the next few days, low 50s tomorrow. and temperatures down into the 40s for highs thursday. no 60s. all 50s now. the system will stir up the atmosphere and so there will be winds. dry system. cold system. see how it is coming from here? when they come from here they are wet. we are talking about there
freeze warning that will go effect wednesday morning. 14 miles per hour napa. clouds increase tonight. you are not seeing them now. pretty night throughout the bay area. clouds come in. coastal fog cleared away. that is good. cloudy and cooler in the morning hours and wednesday and thursday cold. over night lows tonight chilly, 40 fairfield. 42 antioch. 36 santa rosa. nothing like wednesday and thursday. there is the system. midnight the cold front slides through. this is mr. cold air pulled in behind it. tomorrow night, the clouds are gone, the heat is going to go into space and -- and the winds die down, you will get cool
over night lows. 20s in some locations. highs tomorrow, 55. throughout the bay area. these will be warmer into the bay area thursday. there is your forecast highs. there it is. forecast highs right here. forecast highs right there. 50s. warms up for the weekend. the deal is, the homeless issue, the cities are going to get cold. oakland, san francisco, san jose, 30s. that is a big deal. >> a change. it was so nice over the weekend. thank you. ktvu is teaming up with the red cross to help the victims of the typhoon in the philippines. ktvu will match every dollar you donate up to $40,000. all of the money goes to the red cross. if you would like it help go to www.ktvu.com and look for the
information on the home page. the a's went shopping early this year. joe fonzi tells us who oakland picked as their new pitch. >> gasia mikaelian here for what we are working on for bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. >> tackle the issue of bullying. how a fight on campus that was caught on video triggered tonight's meeting. now you will hear from leaders about what they say they are doing it belter protect students -- better protect students. join us for these stories and more on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36.
joe is here now. we are into football season but joe has baseball news. >> this will top football for now anyways. the time of year when baseball teams wants to fill the holes and the a's made a move to do that. the a's are about to finalize a contract with scott kazmere. he didn't play in 2012. the acquisition would indicate the a's wouldn't pursue a deal
with bartolo colon. the 49ers in the nfc playoff picture after the win against the rams. san francisco's concern is its offensive line. joe stayly missed most of the game. he has a sprained ligament which would keep him out for two games. it means in the future the 49ers will have 3-5 offensive lineman playing in different positions. washington and usc both will have new head coaches. steve is headed back to usc where he was an assistant. means ed ed is gone.
(alex) so then what happened? well, she didn't show up to school the next day, and i heard that she slept over at his dorm. no way. mm-hmm. seriously, are you surprised? do you not know carly? have you seen what she wears to school? girls, let's cool it on the gossip, okay? it's not right, and carly's got enough problems. what do you mean? well, her mom can't get through soccer practice without a thermos of chardonnay, and don't get me started on the dad. that guy is-- (brakes squeal, horn honks) oh! oh, my god! oh, my god! (haley) mom! oh! this is such a dangerous intersection! did i get lipstick on my face? no, you're fine. and consider yourself lucky you didn't just get, like, felt up by your mom. they need to get a stop sign. what is your obsession with traffic?